Leap of faith 2017

Leap of faith. 2017. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Once a year, around Fall, old churches in the neighbouring villages, mostly closed during the year, open their doors to visitors. So once a year, with family or friends, I drive around the fields of Picardie in search of these little gems.

Notre Dame du Lieu-Restauré is one of those. Walking around the ruins of the old monastery, I see children playing on the rubble. I take a picture thinking I could make something out of it. Later while checking the picture on my camera, I realise there is another interesting feature. A statue of a buddha, someone had put there. Bang ! I had a narrative !

The Playground n°2. 2015

The Playground n°2. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper.

The Playground n°2. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

This is the opposite view from Playground n°1. In the background the famous Loch Ness and a small piece of the opposite shore. Some of you that follow the 6th Continent may recognize a part of this landscape since I have used it to illustrate the firts painting.

The Playground n°1. 2015

The playground 1. 2015. J.Harms. 30x40cm. Acrylic on paper.

The Playground n°1. 2015. J.Harms. 29x39cm. Acrylic on paper.

Continuing my journey around Scotland, here are the grounds where Urquhart Castle once stood. It borders the  famous Lochness. What I found fascinating was the way people wandered around these traces of the past, it was like watching children play in a giant playground.

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